1915 N Ave. Republica De Cuba, Tampa, FL 33605
Payment options: Credit cards accepted
More in this neighborhood: Ybor City
Each of the 16 guest rooms at this three-story boutique inn has its own charm, with four-poster and sleigh beds, Persian rugs and ornate furniture. Ybor City's founder, Vincinte Martinez-Ybor, built constructed the building in 1895 as a development office. For most of its life, the building in Ybor City's historic district served as a health care clinic. Closed in 1980, it sat vacant until 1998, when $2 million and two years' restoration transformed this piece of Tampa's history into one of Florida's top boutique hotels, recreating the charm of wood paneling, wrought iron balconies and staircases, and vintage chandeliers. A third-floor piazza offers views of Centro Ybor. The dining room, with its carved wooden bar rescued from the old Sea Wolf Bar, and cafe offer on-site dining, and catering for public and private events. And if that's not enough, the vibrant nightlife of Ybor City's Seventh Avenue is only a few blocks away.